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"American" Food Restaurant Rec- DE

in bocca Jan 13, 2011 10:56 AM

My mom isn't an adventurous eater at all. I am looking for a good "American" place to send my parents for a nice meal. My father loves anything and everything, so a place that would have something slightly out of the norm for him too would be great. Any suggestions?

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    travelmad478 RE: in bocca Jan 13, 2011 11:37 AM

    I can't believe I am saying this, but...Columbus Inn.

    Are you asking about Wilmington? Or someplace else in DE?

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      in bocca RE: travelmad478 Jan 13, 2011 11:39 AM

      Wilmington or Newark would be fine.

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        travelmad478 RE: in bocca Jan 13, 2011 11:49 AM

        Iron Hill Brewery is a more casual/inexpensive option. I am always pretty happy with my food there. The menu is gigantic, so it should please both parties.

        Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
        710 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801

    2. CindyJ RE: in bocca Jan 13, 2011 12:28 PM

      How about Buckley's?

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        gfweb1 RE: CindyJ Jan 13, 2011 01:08 PM

        Buckleys is not what it used to be.

        Consider Redfire in Hockessin.

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          CindyJ RE: gfweb1 Jan 13, 2011 01:18 PM

          What kind of place is Redfire?

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            gfweb1 RE: CindyJ Jan 13, 2011 03:31 PM

            Redfire is billed as a steakhouse, but I'd describe it as steak-oriented. There are more non-steak than steak items on the menu. Here's a link

            If they are reading this, I'd suggest losing the flash opening on the website. Annoying.

            Anyway I like the place. Its not Peter Luger, but its as good as we have in Hockessin.

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            travelmad478 RE: gfweb1 Jan 13, 2011 01:20 PM

            I just went to Redfire for the first time about ten days ago. I thought it was OK, not all that good--I should have done a CH review, will post it now. Anyway, the menu is not that broad, but it might work as long as one of the two people eating likes steak. Overall I was not particularly impressed with the menu (a little dull) or the execution (lackluster).

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